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An anxiety disorder can interfere with your day-to-day life. Learn about the symptoms, causes, treatments and how to cope.


Feeling depressed? Find ways to help yourself feel better.

Eating Issues

Having troubles with eating - too much, too little? Worried about body image?


Are you struggling with self-harm or know someone else who is? Read real stories from others who have found ways to cope and gotten through it.


You or a friend having thoughts of suicide? Lots of resources here to help you now.

Drugs and Alcohol

Learn more about different drugs, smoking and alcohol and how to manage them.

Becoming Independent

Everyone goes through major life transitions, such as leaving home, looking for a job, interviewing and moving in with a partner. Learn how to deal with life-changes in a positive way.

Romance and Sex

Questions about sex, pregnancy, relationship issues or parenthood? You're in the right place.

LGBTQ: Sexuality and Gender Identity

Questioning your sexuality or gender identity? Read about coming out, being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual, allied issues

Violence, Sexual Assault and Anger

Understand more about violence and sexual assault, abusive relationships, sexual violence and anger management.

Mental Illness

Find out more about specific mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, PTSD, OCD and others.